Registration is now open!
Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla and the Council of Hierarchs of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh will be hosting the 3rd assembly of our Church on Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5, 2023, at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Hillsborough, NJ.
The Assembly’s theme is Living Our Faith: Moving Forward, Appreciating Our Past. The Assembly will consist of two tracks.
A clergy track will be presented on Thursday and Friday, November 2nd and 3rd.
A laity tract will occur from Friday to Sunday, November 3rd to 5th.
This gathering aims to increase the appreciation of the Byzantine Ruthenian Church’s history (both in the “Old Country” and the United States) and Byzantine Ruthenian art and culture.
The second goal of the assembly is to learn about the best practices occurring in our parishes today, which are contributing to the growth of our communities, with the hope that the attendees will incorporate this information into their parish activities.
A third goal is to develop concrete steps to ensure the future and growth of our Church. The synodal meetings revealed these three topics to be the most important to those participating.
Dr. Paul Magosci
Fr. Christopher Zugger
Learning from each other
Registrations may be made through the Assembly website or by mail beginning July 1. The fee includes meals, breaks, presentations, materials, and the gala on Saturday evening. The Assembly cost is $250 for individuals and $400 for couples.
The Maria Theresa Foundation will underwrite the registration fees of individuals and couples between the ages of 18 and 35.
Special rates for hotel accommodations have been arranged at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bridgewater, NJ. The reservation link and hotel information may be found here. The hotel is a 15-minute drive to St. Mary’s in Hillsborough.
For more information
For more information, contact the Assembly coordinators, Fr. Ed Cimbala, at 212-677-0516 or Fr. Yuriy Oros at 609-394-5004. The assembly website is byzantineassembly2023.org, and the email is email@example.com.